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Ironman World Championship

3 things to know about this Howard County immigration nonprofit CEO

3 things to know about this Howard County immigration nonprofit CEO

Hector Garcia, 61, has led FIRN (Foreign-born Information and Referral Network) since 2010. A Puerto Rico native who moved from Boston to Ellicott City 19 years ago, he and his wife, Aileen, have a 31-year-old daughter, Viviana, and a 14-year-old son, Kipp. Here, Garcia shares three little-known facts about his life.

He’s a world-class triathlete. An avid surfer growing up in Puerto Rico and later a snowboarder in the Northeast, Garcia says he was moved to tears watching “normal people” compete in the 2000 Ironman World Championship on TV. After racing in local triathlons, Garcia entered his first Ironman competition – a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and...

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